Our story begins in 1962. That's when the old stone farmhouse located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Sycamore Street, and known as the headquarters of George Washington after his decisive victory at the battle of Trenton, was demolished to build a gas station... yes, a gas station.LEARN MORE
Incorporated in 1964, the NHA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Newtown's historical heritage.
Explore our 18th century inn, learn about Newtown's history and join us in preserving and celebrating our community.
You're invited! Celebrate the holiday season by stepping inside some of Newtown's historic homes and public buildings.
November 19 @ 7:30 pm
“The Ten Crucial Days – Decisions, Decisions” — Larry Kidder, speaker...READ MORE
November 30 @ 6:30 pm
Scrooge’s sister, Fan, to visit the Half Moon Inn! Join us at the Half Moon Inn and kick off your Holiday Season with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”!...READ MORE
December 1 @ 10:00 am
The 56th Annual Open House Tour gives participants an exclusive look inside many private local homes and historic buildings decorated for the holiday season....READ MORE
The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasurers owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more
We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.
Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.